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Iraq: Cabinet Shake-Up Tipped
| June 1 2006
Posted on 06/01/2006 11:57:32 AM PDT by jmc1969
A major reshuffle of the newly formed Iraqi cabinet is expected shortly, sources close to the Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki told Adnkronos International (AKI) on Thursday.
The sources explained that "the Committee for the Eradication of the Baath party will officially require al-Maliki to dismiss the ministers who are trying to re-found Saddam's party, because their behaviour is at odds with the Iraqi constitution, which forbids the reconstitution of such political group."
The ministers who are predicted to be removed from their posts belong to the Abd al-Aziz al-Hakim (a Shiite coalition), the Adnan al-Dulaymi (a Sunni group) and to the Iraqi National List of the former premier and secular Shiite Iyyad Allawi , the source added.
(Excerpt) Read more at adnki.com ...
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqipolitics
posted on 06/01/2006 11:57:34 AM PDT
To: Coop; Straight Vermonter; Marine_Uncle; Cap Huff; Dog; AdmSmith; Wiz; GOPJ; nuconvert
posted on 06/01/2006 11:59:12 AM PDT
I'm taking this news, if it is true, and perhaps it really is, in nuetral mode. For all we know it may really be a very good move. But just for the hell of it:
1. Abd al-Aziz al-Hakim (a Shiite coalition).
hmmmmm. Very strange, why would the shia work toward toward trying to reform the Baathist Party.
2. Adnan al-Dulaymi (a Sunni group).
Ok. Wonder however, if he was more for reconcillation in the spirit of making deals to end the Saddamist part of the insurgency.
3. Shiite Iyyad Allawi.
Perhaps more an excuse to just keep him out of the action. But it is suspicious, because all we have read about Allawi's near death with the Saddamist regime. Of course he was a Baathist and obviously would have close ties with many like people that where in rule. But this is a bit of a surprise. At least for me. Strange. He is a secular Shia. Why would he at this point want to cut himself off from possible future key roles?
Or will we find a huge power play under the tables by the dominant Shia parties (Dawa and SCIRI). It will be interesting see what Moh and Omar have to say in the days to come at ITM on this deal.
posted on 06/01/2006 1:26:35 PM PDT
(Honor must be earned)
I believe this is more of a power play, but I don't know by who or way.
The idea that the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution has Baathists in their list and nominated them is laughable.
posted on 06/01/2006 2:21:15 PM PDT
I meant to say 'why' not 'way'.
posted on 06/01/2006 2:31:49 PM PDT
I am with you on both points in full.
Something is just not right about this whole deal. Since when for instance would members in Key posts that are from the SCIRI want anything to do with the Baathist.
I continue to question all we read. Half the time one doesn't know when a reporter is being honest/accurate.
They seem to be batting somewhere around 10 on a scale of 0 to 100, on 90% of world news.
Frigen clowns! Hang in there.
posted on 06/01/2006 2:45:50 PM PDT
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